Justin Bieber watches Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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For basketball fans, all eyes were on Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers last night—THE deciding game of who will represent the East and battle it out with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals this year. As it happens, though, for those watching the game, all eyes were on Justin Bieber. No, the 2011 Celebrity All-Star MVP wasn't tagged into the game to swing the score in the fourth quarter. The Biebs was commanding attention courtside thanks to his outfit. Justin had prime seating for the series-deciding game and went with a leather baseball jersey (*side eye*), leather pants (presumably drop crotch), indoor sunglasses, and a bleached denim Heat snapback with a bright red brim.
This photo is somehow gaining comedy. It's funnier than it was 30 minutes ago. twitpic.com/cv58mw
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 4, 2013
For those of us who follow Justin's closet pretty closely, the look really isn't a notable change of pace for Bieber. Suffice it to say, most of the viewers of last night's Game 7 do not fit into this category, and the head-to-toe leather and FASHUN sportswear caught a lot of people off-guard. (Also, the Heat commanded the lead for the majority of the game, leaving plenty of room for attention spans to divert to the teen pop juggernaut's ensemble.) The hat, because I know you were wondering, is part of the Just Don Acid Wash Denim Collection. It retails for $450 *plucks jaw up off the floor*, and the brim is a combination of python and leather.
this is a pic of bieber reacting to a buzzer-beater. this is a pic of bieber reacting to his house on fire. this is twitter.com/emmacargo/stat…
— Emma Carmichael (@emmacargo) June 4, 2013
Aside from the outfit itself, there were two other aspects of Bieber's Game 7 cameo that propelled it to meme status. One was his expressionless mug which yielded comments on his unflinchingly nonplussed face. (This one from The Hairpin's Emma Carmichael is one of our faves.) The other is best captured by the following tweet from a Bill Walton parody account. *shrugs*
Pic of Justin Bieber in 2010, just like every other current Heat fan... twitter.com/NotBillWalton/…
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) June 4, 2013